What Happened on January 26, 1997

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Ideal Husband" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 308 performances
  • 13th Sundance Film Festival: "Sunday" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

Sport awardTennis Open

85th Men's Australian Open: Pete Sampras beats Carlos Moya (6-2, 6-3, 6-3)

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras

Sport awardTennis Open

85th Women's Australian Open: Martina Hingis beats Mary Pierce (6-2, 6-2)

Tennis Player Martina Hingis
Tennis Player
Martina Hingis
Tennis Player Mary Pierce
Tennis Player
Mary Pierce
  • Brunswick World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by John Gant
  • Super Bowl XXXI: Green Bay Packers beat NE Patriots, 35-21 in New Orleans

Famous Birthdays

  • Pasaye, Palatine Ill, twin born 92 days after his brother (Oct 26)

Famous Deaths

  • Jeane Dixon, American astrologer (b. 1904)
  • Margaret Hesse, princess of Hesse/the Rhine, dies at 83
  • Sarah Lucas, theatre administrator, dies at 53